Family Law Attorneys and Your Family Law Case
Family law is the branch of the law that deals with domestic relations and family matters like marriage, divorce, child custody, child support, adoption, child abduction, property settlements, and a lot more. Today, you will witness many family related issues and this is the reason why family law courts are always full. If an individual is having problems with situations under family law, then the best attorney that can help that individual is a family law attorney. The most common issues handled by a family law attorney is divorce and legal separations. When two parties are involved in a divorce case, the family law attorney takes care of settling the division of marital property, child support, child custody issues, and set visitation rights. A divorce case can be settled through amicable negotiations and settlement and this does not have to be ruled by a judge. However, if there is hostility between the spouses and a settlement cannot be agreed upon, then the divorce case is brought to court where the judge gives the final order for all issues involved.
If you have an adoption case, then you can seek help from a family law attorney. There are many steps involved in adoption where a family law attorney helps the couple make the adoption legal. Different places have different adoption laws and they also differ depending on the age of the child being adopted. Birth parents give up their rights when they have their child adopted, but in some places they still retain some of their rights over the child.
Creating documents to prevent future foreseeable issues is also parts of the services offered by family law attorneys. They can create a prenuptial agreement which is a document that clearly sets forth how assets would be divided if the couple were to divorce. The postnuptial agreement is a document created by a family law attorney that also gives provision for the division of assets in a divorce, but also includes child custody, support, and visitation. Setting up a trust fund in the name of the children or a spouse can be done by a family law attorney with a high level of experience. There are situations also when a family lawyer may have to handle criminal issues. There are family law attorneys that specialize in domestic violence or juvenile law which is also under criminal law.
Helene Mathieu Legal Consultants can help expatriates living in the UAE and GCC with their divorce of separation cases. If the separation is non-contested or if the issue is divorce, Helene Mathieu is able to provide legal services because of her expertise in family law. Legal consultation is important for people getting a divorce or legal separation so that they can attain the most beneficial outcome.